Lastly, a semi-related question- do any rangefinders have the ability to change the color of the readout? I'm colorblind and when it's somewhat bright out I have a heck of a time reading red numbers on a rangefinder.
Going off of memory, I have an 1800 which I think is their lowest price point LED? I think they had 6X and 7X, prefer the 6X for bowhunting. It's a great rangefinder, which I replaced a Leopold with. It had a older red display that I liked a lot but died on me and non-repairable. They offered to replace it with it's "replacement model" for a really good price...... I should have paid more attention because the replacement was a lower end black LCD. Not nearly as good and in low light just could barely see it at all. Was not happy with the replacement. Disappointed I was.
Coach bailed me out fairly soon though by running it through the washing machine. Apparently waterproof is not the same as washerproof.... The new Sig is a MUCH better unit, very happy with it. Going to hold off on the washer test as long as possible......
If your a rifle guy, I believe it will also bluetooth link to a smartphone as well as a Sig smartscope for ballistics? Pretty techie stuff, but not much use to me, never tried it.
$239 is a killer price, I recall Coach paid around $400 last year after some shopping. What the Leopold cost completely slipped my mind.....
I'm also color blind. The only LED range finders I can see in bright light are the SIG (I have the 2000) and the Leica. The red LED on Vortex and Leupold wash out completely on a bright sunny day. Between Leica and SIG (I owned both), the SIG is much better for bowhunting for 2 reasons. Its angle comp works under 100 yards and it gives fast and accurate angle comp readings. Some models of Leica angle comp only work past 100 yards and the angle comp is only displayed a second or two after the line of sight reading.
I can highly recommend the SIG 2000 for colorblind bowhunters who want an angle comp unit.